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#RubberSideUp at the Tour

We don’t post these videos all too often, but when wrecks happen at the tour, there’s an increase in gnar factor. Luckily Philippe Gilbert appears to be ok! Got a favorite Tour crash? Post it up in the comments!

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The Syndicate Takes to Les Gets

Crankworx Les Gets is the backdrop for the latest video from the Syndicate, Santa Cruz’s downhill team. Check it out for some behind the scenes from Jason Marsh and PA Roche as the legendary Steve Peat tries to wrangle them to a common goal: domination.

The Straight Dope Tour Coverage with Floyd Landis

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The Straight Dope Tour Coverage with Floyd Landis

Tired of the same ol’ same ol’ Tour coverage? Want to hear the straight dope perspective of cycling’s greatest race? Well, it’s time to tune into Floyd Landis and Dave Zabriskie’s coverage of the Tour! Open up “The Straight Dope” and mute your Tour video feed because Floyd and Dave are going to give you the inside-the-peloton perspective on events as they unfold, with 93% more humor and 100% more profanity than you’ll find on commercial video feeds.

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Moser: Dare to Win Trailer

If you went to the Bicycle Film Festival last weekend in New York City, you might have caught this Moser documentary. For the rest of us, we’ll have to wait. From the looks of the trailer, it will be worth it!

Merckx Knows Best

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Merckx Knows Best

Dave Moulton wrote a piece on Eddy Merckx, comparing his legacy to that of Chris Froome’s with a critical edge:

“By opting out of the Tour de France in 1973, Eddy Merckx still goes down in history as the “Greatest Rider Ever,” by the sheer number of races the won over the years. He chose the honor people’s feelings over his own ego.

What a shame that Chris Froome is not taking a leaf from Eddy’s book and opting voluntarily out of this year’s Tour de France. Why would anyone want to participate in an event when no one wants you there?”

Keep reading this piece at Dave Moulton’s Blog!

Bloody Disc Brakes!

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Bloody Disc Brakes!

In a freak accident, total bad ass of a cyclocross star Katie Compton was mangled at the start of Saturday’s race – the Ijsboerke Ladies Trophy – in Lille, Belgium by a fellow racer’s disc brake rotor during a crash. This kind of event is exactly what the UCI will use to solidify their disc brake safety laws. You can see the graphic photo at Mr. Katie Compton’s Twitter. On a more positive note, it appears the laceration was clean enough to make dressing the wound easy. Personally, I think it’s one hell of a story and accompanying battle wound.

Congrats on your killer season, Katie. Heal up quick!!

I’d Do Reno: An Unsolicited Photo Essay About This Year’s Cyclocross Nationals in Reno, Nevada – Laura Winberry

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I’d Do Reno: An Unsolicited Photo Essay About This Year’s Cyclocross Nationals in Reno, Nevada – Laura Winberry

I’d Do Reno: An Unsolicited Photo Essay About This Year’s Cyclocross Nationals in Reno, Nevada
Words by Laura Winberry, photos by Ian Stowe, Michael Jasinski and Patrick Means

Reno is a shit hole. This is the unsolicited and resounding opinion given to me by friends and strangers alike in the months leading up to this year’s Cyclocross Nationals in Reno, Nevada. More or less, the transaction would play out like this. Other People: Are you going to race through to Nats? Me: Yes. Other People: Cool. Reno is a shit hole. See you there. Me: Vague staring, plus some blinking.

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CX Hairs at the CX NATS

I’m sure CX Hairs has a full queue from the CX NATS coming through their YouTube in the next few days, but let’s kick it off with the men’s singlespeed race.